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Blue & Me Software Version update & All other queries

Discussion in 'Blue and Me' started by VahanPujari, May 14, 2010.

  1. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor


    Blue & Me Software version 5.4.11 update:

    Download link is --->> http://www.fiat.co.uk/blueandme/

    Clicking above link opens a flash animation-type screen. Click on Blue & Me Help button located on slightly top right hand side.

    Download Instructions (the way I did it), Read it thoroughly before downloading the software:

    • Downloaded the software update Zip file (5_5_01 Blue&Me MAP Update Package Signed.zip) on PC Harddisk
    • Extracted the Zip file in a separate folder e.g. D:\Blue&Me
    • There are 6 files extracted –

    • Took a blank USB stick formatted in FAT32 format.
    • Copied all 6 files onto USB stick on the root i.e. without any folder.
    • Deleted paired device Blue&Me from my cell phone.
    • Went to car. Inserted key & turned it to MAR position but did not start the engine.
    • Pressed steering button on right with phone symbol, went to settings -> Users data & deleted ALL users data. Deleted ALL Users from the same path.
    • Moved key back to the default STOP position.
    • Inserted USB stick (containing those 6 files) to USB port inside the glovebox
    • Started the radio to clear the MID
    • Turned the key to MAR position.
    • Blue & Me lady (Lina !!) said “Update started” with message showing on MID.
    • After a few minutes wait, MID shown “re starting” & radio started playing again.
    • Waited for almost 5 minutes. Nothing happened. Was almost tempted to turn off the key & pull out the USB stick but since there was no voice message (& also on MID) saying Update Completed, I decided to wait a few minutes.
    • Voila !! MID shown “re starting” again, shown “installing”. It went on repeatedly for some time.
    • Finally, Lina said Update Completed. The same message is also displayed on MID.
    • Turn the key back to STOP position & took out the USB stick.
    • Paired my mobile again.

    There is a log.txt file generated on USB stick with following contents. If you want to use the same USB stick again to update on any other car, you’ll have to remove this log.txt file:

    Device ID: 0x0014 0913 4871
    Build = 8140
    Hw = C1
    P_Img = 0
    SMS_r update step 1 done...
    Updated to: BuildNumber = 9096
    SMS_r update step 2 done...
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011
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  2. Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    felt any changes after update??? like playing mp3 from usb, faster pairing, faster understanding of the voice commands??? any new features working with B&M from your phone??
    like message reader??

    Basically i want to know if its useful... if someone else installs is wrong... will blame the update... and have to visit the TASC for repairing B&M... unnecessarily
  3. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

    Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    Nope. No changes. In fact I remember now that I did not actually pay attention to check if there are any changes immediately after installing the update.

    I heard that "DEVICE UPDATE" option from the Menu/ settings is eliminated after this update. Playing music thro' iPhone should work though I do not use it.

    I contemplated for 3-4 months before installing this update after checking thoroughly that it won't adversely affect the system. The only objective was to keep up with time so that any advancement included after original version is there in my car's B&M - like e.g. addition of many new phone models etc etc

    Message Reader works the best on Sony Ericksson.
  4. Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    This update will enable users to play iPod Touch and iPhone via Blue & Me. And the comparability is not free, you would need to shell out money to get the Blue & Me adapter.
  5. johnny

    johnny Regolare

    Greater Noida
    Greater Noida
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    I have put in a USB cable with three pen drives which I plug in rotation. I have a 4 Gb stick for rock, 4 GB for easy listening, and a 2GB stick for soft jazz. That takes care of all my music needs & moods. One thing I learnt from experience is that you have to encode MP3 at 160 kbps or below, otherwise it will not be recognised by Blue & Me. VBR encoding also does not appear to be supported. I had to spend a bit of time re-coding the entire music at 160 kbps. In case anyone is interested, I used a very good freeware "Oxelon", which did the job very quickly (it has excellent multithreading capability, and works really well on a multicore CPU).
    Regarding the phone pairing; I use a Palm Centro which is supported by Blue & Me. However, I have not been able to upload my phone book so far. In case anyone is using this phone, I will welcome some advice on this matter.
  6. Andy

    Andy Esperto

    Chembur Mumbai
    Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    If you find any change after updating the firmware please highlight them so that others can also follow the instructions mentioned by you here in their EPk.
  7. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

    Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    When I bought my Fiat Linea in October 2009, my son/daughter's iPods used to play at random. After I updated to v5.4, it stopped recognising iPods. Now, I have Fiat Blue&Me Media Player Adaptor bought from ebay.co.uk, our iPods are playing as per our order and not as per its choice. I also find that iPod gets charged simultaneously while playing, which is real multitasking, I must say!
  8. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

    Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    The update is more for iPod connectivity. However, J.Ravi (post above) had a peculiar experience. His iPod earlier used tto play songs at Random. After installing update, Blue & Me stopped connecting to his iPod & he had to buy the specific B&M adaptor & it brought good functionalities.

    So, if your iPod & iPhone are connecting with B&M & working fine, its advisable not to install this update.
  9. nkapoor777

    nkapoor777 Regolare

    New Delhi
    Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    In the earlier versions, the i-Pod is recognised as an external disk/drive just like a USB stick and thus it plays songs at random. Did you notice that the file names displayed on the MID as YXFW.mp3 and so on? Thats the stupid i-Tunes encryption at work which stores music files with this stupid naming convention. Ever since I heard that the latest update makes the Blue & Me stop recognising your i-Pod, I have not dared to go anywhere near it.
  10. Andy

    Andy Esperto

    Chembur Mumbai
    Re: Blue & Me Software Version 5.4.11 update

    Even i'm a bit skeptical in updating it to 5.4.11..

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